I highly recommend that you get a couple of turkey. you have to keep them separate from the chickens but they are great if you have the space.
I had two baby turkeys "Thanks" and "Chris" (Thanksgiving and Christmas) but one of them wandered out in the street and got hit by a car yesterday. I tried to keep them penned up but they cried so much to get out and they were having such a good time I let them stay out all day. They are still small enough to squeeze through the fencing I have.
This is a real tragedy for me so I am going to make sure I have plenty of 1" poultry wire next time I get turkey so I can make them a bigger pen until they are big enough to be contained by chain link.
I saw them at the feed store and just HAD to have them so I brought them home. I kept them in the garage under the workshop desk with a screen nailed to the opening.
I never raised turkey before and I just love these friendly and amusing birds.They follow me everywhere I go and when I come in the house they stand outside the door and cry. So cute! They like to be picked up more than my chicks do. They aren't too smart but they are just adorable and fearless.
We were walking out in the pasture and the turkeys trying to keep up on those short scrawny legs. When we crossed the creek the turkeys could not find the bridge and both of them fell in the creek. They were just floating there when I went looking for them. I had to bring them back to the garage and put them under the heat lamp, they don't even have feathers yet.
Thanks is heartbroken this morning after spending a night without Chris, and he appears lost and sad today. I know it all my fault and I feel bad.
I promise to be a better turkey momma in the future. So if you do get turkeys you are in for a real treat.